Writing cookbooks introduces you to lots of people, in person and by email. In Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, with RecipesI wrote about my search for fat-tailed lamb. Several people wrote offering the tail, but I couldn't accept as there was no way to bring it legally into Canada. Then Laurie Maus, wrote from a farm halfway between Ottawa and Montréal, telling me that she had fat-tailed sheep and would put some aside for me. Finally I would get to try it, however I haven't been to visit her yet.
I wish I was in Canada so I could attend the tasting she is holding a tasting of different rare breed lambs including Tunis, Border Leicester, Shropshire and Shetland. I'm not smart enough to reproduce the poster she sent but here are the details of the event.
Not all lamb is created equal. Taste the difference of heritage breed lambs.
Chef-prepared lamb originating from several different breeds will be
available for a taste comparison as a centerpiece for a catered meal. You
will be judging the different breeds. Vote for your favorite.
When: Sunday, October 23, 2011 (doors open 12:15, meal at 1:15 pm)
Where: Dunvegan Recreational Association Hall, County Road 24, Dunvegan, ON
Directions: Exit 51 off the 417East onto Highland Road going south. First left past the
Tim Horton’s onto County Road 24, Approx 7 km to the Dunvegan Hall.
Cost: $25, Under 10 for Free
Contact: Lindley McPhail 613-445-0754 firstname.lastname@example.org
Laurie Maus 613-527-1897 email@example.com
Ticket purchase is required before the event